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May 2018

Memorial Day Commemoration

May 28
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier will offer a full schedule of daily programs on Memorial Day, Monday May 28. The Park will open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and activities are included with regular museum admission. A special Memorial Day program will begin at 12:30 p.m. During this program, visitors will learn about a number of specific soldiers and their personal experiences during the Civil War. These “It is with Sorrow that…

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June 2018

I Spy: A Civil War Spy Academy

June 26 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 4:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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During this three-day camp, participants will hear the stories of several Civil War spies, both Union and Confederate, who did what they could to help their cause through covert means. Campers will learn about the skills needed to be an effective spy; everything from code breaking to effective disguises. Campers will also discover some the technology used during the Civil War that assisted spies in their work. The telegraph and the hot air balloon were both relatively new inventions that…

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July 2018

Independence Day

July 4
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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On Wednesday, July 4th, come for an Independence Day tribute. See an artillery firing and color guard demonstration. Join us for living history programs and demonstrations by costumed interpreters. The Haversacks & Hardtack String Band will also perform Civil War era songs and ballads from 12:00 -1:00 pm in the Battlefield Center See what life was really like for the common Civil War soldier, or explore what life was really like on an authentic 19th century plantation. All events and…

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I Spy: A Civil War Spy Academy

July 17 @ 9:00 am - July 19 @ 4:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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During this three-day camp, participants will hear the stories of several Civil War spies, both Union and Confederate, who did what they could to help their cause through covert means. Campers will learn about the skills needed to be an effective spy; everything from code breaking to effective disguises. Campers will also discover some the technology used during the Civil War that assisted spies in their work. The telegraph and the hot air balloon were both relatively new inventions that…

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December 2018

Tea & Tidings

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th century etiquette while they enjoy gourmet holiday tea and tasty treats.   Attendees will also learn about the history and customs of the season during the Civil War era, including traditional Christmas carols and stories accompanied by festive music.   Children and adults will have the opportunity to visit with a period Thomas Nast Santa while sharing desires for holiday gift wishes.   Children can participate in a 'make your…

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